The 2019 Crystal Coast Boat Show is celebrating 12 years on the downtown Morehead City waterfront! 

The Crystal Coast Boat Show features both new and used boats, in-water and on land, as well as showcasing a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, outfitters, brokers and resource conservation groups.  The boat show is free and open to the public on Saturday, May 18th, 9 am to 5pm and on Sunday, May 19th, 9 am to 4pm.

On Saturday, May 18th, at the 800 block of Arendell Street, the Morehead City Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 46th annual car show featuring vintage vehicles that are no less than 25 years old.

On Sunday, May 19th at the 800 block of Arendell Street , the Carteret County Home Builder’s Assocaition will host a Cornhole Tournament starting at 12:30 pm.  Burgers, hot dogs and cold beer will be available for sale. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. To register, email

On both Saturday and Sunday, at the 10th Street beach, Sail Carteret, a non-profit organization, will be holding sailing races and offering free rides.  They’ll also have demonstrations and displays.

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a healthy downtown by promoting assets and maximizing economic opportunities while preserving our coastal lifestyle.  In addition to the Crystal Coast Boat Show, the Downtown Morehead City, Inc. hosts the Alive at Five concert series, the 4th of July fireworks display, Christmas in Downtown,the Christmas Parade and the NYE Downtown Countdown.  For more information, go to  or or call 252-808-0440.